Apple Dump Cake

As the holidays get closer and our ‘to-do’ lists get longer, it’s nice to have a simple dessert recipe you can throw together in a moment’s notice when an occasion pops up. Apple Dump Cake is one of the easiest recipes ever! Really. I’ve made it with a toddler! And, you can keep the ingredients on hand so they are ready when the occasion presents itself!

If you’re from the south – you are very familiar with “dump” cakes. Basically, you just dump your ingredients into the pan and bake. The end result is really more like a fruit crisp than a cake. You can make just about any combination but this is one of my favorites. Probably because I love anything baked with apples. I made this and brought it to church still warm from the oven. It was gone before I reached the kitchen!

Apple Dump Cake



  • 2 cans apple pie filling (use a good brand)
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground nutmeg
  • box of yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 stick butter, sliced into very thin slices (you want 24-30 slices)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray a 13 x 9 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

Spoon the pie filling into the baking dish and spread evenly to cover the bottom.

Lightly sprinkle with cinnamon and VERY lightly sprinkle with nutmeg.

Spread the dry cake mix on the top.

Sprinkle the pecans evenly over the cake mix.

Dot with the butter slices.

Bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.

Serve warm, at room temperature, or chilled. It’s great by itself or with whipped cream or vanilla or caramel ice cream!

(Oh… your house will smell amazing while this is baking!)

Sweetest Blessings!


  1. Michelle Rich says

    I made this for our Easter dinner dessert and it was so easy, and so good! I always enjoy your recipes, LeAnn. Hope you had a nice Easter!

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